Stock Keeper 1.0 released - A New Digital Asset Management Application

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[prMac.com] Columbus, Ohio - Minder Softworks today is pleased to announce Stock Keeper, a new digital asset management application for Mac OS X, is available immediately. Stock Keeper allows graphic designers, multimedia producers, software developers, and anyone who uses digital media to easily manage their digital assets. Stock Keeper makes it easy for users to find and save stock media online using a built-in web browser, save files from their hard drive, manage usage licenses, and more.

"After spending over 13 years in the design and advertising worlds, I put my knowledge of that workflow into writing an application that solves the problem of managing images, media, and stock photography," said programmer Michael LaMorte. "Typically, designers spend hours and hours searching stock photo sites for their projects. And they spend even more hours managing those images and the images they use for each client. Everyone I know does this by hand, and it was time to fix that."

Stock Keeper doesn't force a user to work within a defined workflow, but is flexible enough to adapt to any workflow. For those who use stock photography and download media from online, Stock Keeper has a built-in web browser and groups of bookmarks it calls Web Search Groups that open in tabs. It comes with 28 popular sources for online media, but users can add their own, and create their own Search Groups. Users can save files directly from the built-in web browser into their media library. When saving, tags, notes, and license information can be added to the image. Images can also be saved to user-created Collections.

Users aren't limited to adding images from online sources. They can add images, audio, video, vector EPS, PDF, and any file type from any location. All media added is saved in Stock Keeper's own library, where it is locked and prevented from accidental edits.

Finding media is as easy as adding it. Users can manually add assets to Collections, find them by creating Smart Folders, or search their entire library. Users can browse through thumbnails of their media in an iPhoto-like collection, then select any asset for a larger preview and more information. QuickTime-supported media are playable within Stock Keeper.

Stock Keeper also makes it easy to use your media. Simply drag it out of Stock Keeper and into your favorite application: Adobe Illustrator, Apple Pages, Acorn or Pixelmator, or any other application that supports the file type. Double-clicking the file opens it in the default application for that file type. You can also drag files out of Stock Keeper and into the Finder.

Minimum Requirements:
Stock Keeper will run on any Intel Mac running OS X 10.6 or later, including Lion. A minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 is also required.

Pricing and Availability:
Stock Keeper 1.0 is available for immediate download as a 30-day demo. A full license is $19 (USD). Bulk discounts and global licenses are available.

Minder Softworks is dedicated to developing software that helps users make sense of their information, while harnessing the full power of their computer. Our aim is to develop software that is intuitive, easy to use, and a good value for our customers. Copyright (C) 2010-2011 Minder Softworks. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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